Catherine Zeta Jones To Seek Treatment

Oana Szakacs

Written by Oana Szakacs on April 14th 2011
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Catherine Zeta Jones To Seek Treatment

Catherine Zeta Jones sought treatment after being diagnosed with bipolar II (celebritydietdoctor.com)

Popular actress Catherine Zeta Jones is currently suffering from bipolar disorder. The star sought treatment for her condition.
According to reports, the 41 years old actress has already spent five days within an unnamed medical health facility center to cure the disease. Catherine Zeta Jones has been diagnosed with bipolar II disorder and it seems that the condition development is actually linked to the fact that the star had gone through some hard time last year after her famous husband, Michael Douglas, had been diagnosed with throat cancer. However, the star has managed to overcome the condition. Douglas announced in January that he was declared by doctors cancer free. The 66 years old actor had gone through six month of hard treatment, which included both chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Anyway, according to CBS news, the singer’s rep. has already confirmed the reports in a statement for People magazine. “After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her bipolar II disorder,” the statement said. The condition she is suffering from, Bipolar II disorder, is a disease in which the patient experiences irritation and a mildly elevated mood. Anyway, the condition is less evolved compared to Bipolar I, which can cause such a severe impairment that it may conduct patients to commit suicide. But, what causes such a condition? Well, it seems that stress is a main cause, and it is already known the fact that Catherine Zeta Jones had gone through some hard time last year when she and her husband had to face a cancer diagnosis. The star was very supportive with Michael Douglas through the whole treatment.

However, according to different reports, the condition can be manifested in different ways at different people. Sometimes it can actually make them have excessive energy or be very optimistic. Anyway, it seems that after a few days of treatment, Catherine Zeta Jones is doing fine. “She’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films,” the actress’s rep said on Wednesday. For such conditions, treatment usually includes medications and psychotherapy.11


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